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Music Therapist / Sharp Coronado Hospital / Day shift / Per diem

Job ID JR122952 Date Posted 07/07/2022
Coronado, California
  • Coronado Hospital
  • Day
  • Per Diem
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Shift Start Time:

8 AM

Shift End Time:

4:30 PM

Additional Shift Information:

This is a per diem position. Day shift, department is flexible with a start time earlier than 8:00 am.

Weekend Requirements:

As Needed

On-Call Required:


What You Will Do
To prepare, implement and evaluate music services with individuals, families and groups to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological, social and spiritual aspects. The music therapist is part of the interdisciplinary team, working with the team to coordinate a comprehensive plan of care. Assist in the development and utilization of music therapy materials to educate staff, patients/families, and other professionals regarding music therapy.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Music Therapy.
  • 2 Years music therapy experience, preferably working in health care field.
  • Music Therapy Board Certification (MT-BC) - Certification Board for Music Therapists

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Music Therapy.

Essential Functions

  • Department competency
    Knowledge of theoretical and experiential use of music therapy and services.
    The use of music and musical elements to promote, maintain and restore mental, emotional, physical, social and spiritual health. Musical elements may include: singing, playing instruments, rhythmic based activities, composing, musical improvisation, music and imagery, or receptive listening to music.
    Demonstrates competency in use of voice, guitar and other instruments to be used in the implementation of music therapy.
    Build therapeutic alliance, convey empathy, warmth and respect.
  • Develop plan of care
    Develop and implement plan of care as evidenced by documentation and include patient/family and members of the IDT.
    The objectives will specify procedures and material for use with the patient/family.
    Revises the plan of care according to patient/family member's progress and/or re-assessments.
    Documents plan of care in the electronic medical record.
  • Documentation
    Document all music therapy activities in the daily log.
  • Education and teamwork
    Education and in-services to staff.
    Consultation with other disciplines regarding supportive tools that can be used to complement music therapy goals.
  • Music therapy assessment
    Assess emotional and spiritual well-being, physical health, social functioning, communication abilities, and cognitive skills through musical responses. This is done by:
    Obtaining a history by studying of medical records and interviews of team members.
    Interviewing and observing patient/family in their own environment, including how patient interacts with others.
  • Other special assignments
    Participate in planning and implementation of special programs and services, demonstrated by other special events as requested.
  • Plan of care
    Plan for and participates in IDT meetings as requested.
    Recognize barriers to communication with client and seek expertise and assistance from the interdisciplinary team and clinical supervision to establish a therapeutic relationship.
    Analyze socio-cultural variables to adapt treatment plan to meet diverse needs.
    With IDT input, identify and communicate need for patient/family care conferences and/or referral to IDT.

Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability or any other protected class

Bachelor's Degree; Master's Degree; Music Therapy Board Certification (MT-BC) - Certification Board for Music Therapists
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